BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA 9) — Despite inclement weather, Frederick Douglass capped off its undefeated season by defeating Dunbar 38-0 in Saturday’s championship game at the M&T Bank Stadium. This was the Eagles’ first time winning a state title.
For the 2014 season, Douglass averaged 44 points a game and had a total of eight shutouts. This was Douglass’ third appearance in the state championship in the last four years.
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It was an emotional moment for players, coaches, fans and alumni. The Eagles completed a perfect season and Head Coach Julius Pinkney said winning the championship was unbelievable.
“Today was just incredible,” said Pinkney. “It was magical.”
He said he cannot complain about anything the team did this season. Pinkney said the players were dependable kids and every week he could count on them to play hard.
“I love my kids,” said Pinkney. “They are unbelievable.”
In spite of the rain, Pinkney said he couldn’t have asked for a better day or a better game.
“It was one of those magical seasons,” said Pinkey. “It was the perfect storm.”
Quarterback Devin Butler had a total of two touchdown runs. He said the Eagles have been waiting for this moment for a long time and it feels great to finally be number one.
“To win 14 straight, I’m feeling pretty good right now,” said Butler. “I’m proud of everybody.”
Butler said he tried to stay calm and not get too excited.
“I just kept playing harder for the next quarter,” said Butler.
Running back Akiva Wedge also had two touchdown runs to add to his 14 total touchdowns this season. Wedge said the championship was all the team could talk about in the off season.
“We’ve worked so hard,” said Wedge. “It feels incredible.”
He said the team dedicated itself to the championship and that what it feels like to finally achieve that goal is hard to put into words.
“I just knew when I got the ball that I was going to have to step up,” said Wedge. “All my teammates, everybody — we did what we had to do.”